Michael serves as General Counsel, Executive Vice President of Legal Affairs and Executive Vice President of Information Technology for the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority and Tampa International Airport. He is responsible for providing legal advice to the CEO and Board Members on a wide variety of legal matters and information technology issues. Michael is a veteran of two branches of the military and served on active duty as a Captain and Trial Counsel in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corp., where he was appointed as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. He also served on active duty as an Air Traffic Controller in the U.S. Air Force. Michael graduated from Morehouse College with a B.A. in International Relations, holds a J.D. from The Washington College of Law at The American University and a M.A. in International Affairs from the School of International Service at The American University.